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Liverpool the team to beat as Champions League returns

LONDON, UK – Liverpool returns to the scene of its Champions League triumph when it visits Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, February 18 – very much the team to beat for those hoping to succeed Jurgen Klopp and his men as European champions. The Reds are coasting towards a first Premier ........»»

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Top UK TV presenter Caroline Flack found dead

LONDON, United Kingdom – British television presenter Caroline Flack was found dead on Saturday, February 15 her family said in a statement, the third star connected with the hit reality show Love Island to have died. "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February," ........»»

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‘Angel tunay ang suporta sa ABS-CBN hindi tulad ng iba…’

HINDI taal na Kapamilya si Angel Locsin. Galing siya sa GMA 7. Matagal siyang nagserbisyo sa Kapuso network. Isang araw ay nagkaroon ng teleserye ng kanyang paglipat sa ABS-CBN. Ang tinutukoy naming teleserye ay ang diumano’y pag-aaral niya ng fashion sa London. Nawala siya nang ilang panahon at sa kanyang pagbabalik ay nasa kuwadra na […] The post ‘Angel tunay ang suporta sa ABS-CBN hindi tulad ng iba…’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

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London s chewing gum man fuses art with recycling

LONDON, United Kingdom – Lying on a footbridge spanning London's River Thames, Ben Wilson finalizes his latest creation: a miniature painting on chewing gum, stuck to the steel structure. The 57-year-old Englishman has toured the British capital for the past 15 years sculpting and repainting scraps of gum discarded by passers-by. But ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Billie Eilish drops new James Bond theme song No Time To Die

LONDON, United Kingdom – Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, February 14 racking up 2.2 million views in just 6 hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise. Sharing the same name as the upcoming movie No Time To Die, the ballad ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

COVID-19 to hit Asian industries harder than 2003’s SARS — Capital Economics

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 will hit Asian industries harder than the 2003 onslaught of the severe acute respiratory syndrome as the extent of factory closures in China stand to disrupt supply chains in the region, said London-based think tank Capital Economics......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 15th, 2020Related News

British finance minister quits in reshuffle upset

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Finance Minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, February 13, in a shock move that deals a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government just weeks after Brexit and a month before the annual budget. The chancellor of the exchequer stood down after Johnson tried ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Virus fears send Wall Street down after U.K. finance minister quits

NEW YORK, USA – Renewed concerns over the virus epidemic in China sent Wall Street into the red on Thursday, while London's stock market slid after UK finance minister Sajid Javid abruptly quit Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government. In a reversal from a day prior when Wall Street closed at record highs, all 3 major US ........»»

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First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in London

The first reported case of the coronavirus was confirmed Wednesday in the British capital London, according to local media. The victim is a woman thought to have flown to the U.K. from China, where she is suspected to have contracted the virus. She is being treated in a London hospital. Earlier this week, the British […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

UK team tests novel coronavirus vaccine on mice

LONDON, United Kingdom – A team of UK scientists believe they are one of the first to start animal testing of a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has killed more than 900 people and spread around the world. Researchers at Imperial College London said their ultimate goal was ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

U.K. police say 39 Vietnamese died from lack of oxygen, overheating

LONDON, United Kingdom – Thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck in Britain last year  died of lack of oxygen and overheating , police said on Tuesday, February 12, citing provisional autopsy results. The victims were found dead in a refrigeration trailer in the county of Essex, east of London, on October 23 last year after having been ........»»

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UK virus ‘super-spreader’ recovers

A British businessman who became known as a “super-spreader” of the novel coronavirus said Tuesday he had fully recovered but remained in isolation in a central London hospital. Steve Walsh issued a statement from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital after catching the virus on a business trip in Singapore. He is believed to have infected […] The post UK virus ‘super-spreader’ recovers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2020Related News

Transport disrupted across Europe and Storm Ciara sweeps in

LONDON: Hundreds of flights and train services were canceled across northwest Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara swept in packing powerful winds after lashing Britain and Ireland, where tens of thousands of homes were left without power. Swathes of northern France were placed on orange alert with people advised to avoid the coast due to […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2020Related News

Food-share apps seek to help environment

Jack Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-price lunch ordered on his smartphone’s food-sharing app Karma......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2020Related News

Prince Andrew defers navy promotion in wake of Epstein scandal

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's Prince Andrew is to defer an honorary Royal Navy promotion after he stepped back from full royal duties over his links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Buckingham Palace said Friday, February 7. The former naval officer, who saw service as a helicopter pilot ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2020Related News

New UK ambassador to U.S. appointed after Trump row

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain appointed its current UN envoy as the next ambassador to the United States on Friday, February 7, after London's previous top diplomat in Washington resigned over comments about President Donald Trump . Downing Street said Karen Pierce would replace Kim Darroch, who quit over leaked diplomatic cables in ........»»

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Queen s granddaughter Beatrice to marry in May

LONDON, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Beatrice is to marry Italian businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London later this year, Buckingham Palace announced Friday, February 7. The marriage, at St James's Palace on May 29, is likely to be a more low-key event than the 2018 wedding of her ........»»

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World s most expensive whiskies go up for sale

LONDON, United Kingdom – Some of the world's rarest and most expensive whiskies went on sale on Friday, February 7 in an online auction of a private collection amassed by a late US soft drink bottling tycoon. The Whisky Auctioneer company said its "Perfect Collection", which was ........»»

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Report says UK poverty has increased

London---Poverty in Britain has risen among workers despite the country’s lowest unemployment in 45 years, an organization for social change said Friday while urging the new government to take action. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2020Related News

A step ahead? Nike s Vaporfly shoe changing marathon game

By PAT GRAHAM and ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years ago, with technology credited for helping runners shave minutes off their times. To some, the advances are an exciting revolution. Others have called it “technology doping” that risks reducing marathons to a shoe competition. “Running is so simple. That's why people love it so much. Now we have a shoe that is blurring that," said Geoff Burns, a runner and Ph.D candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology. The controversy prompted World Athletics, the sport’s governing body, to issue its most stringent shoe regulations in decades ahead of the Tokyo Games. But the Vaporfly escaped a ban, and the debate continues. Now, Nike has a new racing shoe that also squeaks by the new rules: The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei was also in a version of the shoe when she set the world record for women in Chicago last year. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wore a version of Vaporfly when he won the New York Marathon in November. All three of the men’s marathon medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics laced up a version of the shoe as well. Vaporfly shoes have become a common sight at marathons all over, easily spotted with their neon green or pink hue. Many marathoners are gladly paying the $250 price tag on Nike’s website — and sometimes more — even as they wonder how much credit they can personally take for improved results. Bryan Lam, an amateur marathoner in Washington, D.C. said he spent $400 for a pair of StockX ahead of the London Marathon last spring because the version he wanted was sold out elsewhere. He ran the marathon in 2:59.30, seven minutes faster than his previous personal best, a result he called “insane.” It helped him achieve his lifelong goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon this year. “I’d like to think that it was because of all of my training for the London Marathon but I do think the shoes had something to do with my performance,” Lam said. “It’s definitely not a level playing field when those who can afford the shoes have that type of advantage." What differentiates the Vaporfly is a foam midsole that is lighter and less dense than others, allowing for extra cushioning without adding weight. The shoe also has a carbon-fiber plate that acts like a lever to reduce the work at the ankle. Independent and company-sponsored studies have found that the shoe gives runners a 4% edge in energy efficiency. The Air Zoom Alphafly Next% steps it up a notch with two “air pods" in the sole for extra cushioning. Both the Vaporfly and the Alphafly meet a World Athletic rule that limits the sole thickness to no more than 40 millimeters. The Alphafly will be available for sale to Nike members starting Feb. 29, meaning it meets a new rule that shoes must be available on the open market by April 30 to be allowed at the Tokyo Games. Kyle Barnes, an exercise science assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, conducted a study around two years ago that compared the Vaporfly shoes to Nike’s Zoom Matumbo 3 (a track spike) and Adidas Adizero Adios 3. His findings showed about 4.2% more efficiency by wearing the Vaporfly model. Bottom line: Barnes estimated that slipping into the Vaporfly could potentially trim several minutes off a professional’s time and in the vicinity of 10 minutes for, say, a 4-hour marathoner. “It is a form of technology doping,” said Barnes, who co-authored the study with exercise physiology professor Andrew Kilding from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. “You're at a disadvantage not being in those shoes. ... Everything is happening so quick right now in the shoe industry.” World Athletics sought a middle ground in its recent decision, making clear that wearing the Vaporfly will not constitute cheating. But in tightening its rules, the Monaco-based organization signaled a new era of vigilance. The governing body said an expert working group will be created to assess new shoes entering the market and placed a moratorium on certain criteria for shoes. It also banned any shoe with a sole thickness of more than 40-millimeters, or that contains more than one plate. The Vaporfly controversy has drawn comparisons to the advantages that swimmers received wearing the Speedo LZR Racer, a full-body compression suit that trapped air for buoyancy and improved performance, leading to a slew of world records. Swimming's world governing body later banned all body-length swimwear. But the minimal technology involved in running has evolved only gradually, said Burns. The last major changes, he said, came in the 1960s and '70s, when shoe manufacturers developed EVA-based foam midsoles and all-weather tracks began replacing cinder tracks. N ike also is working on a fast shoe for the 100 meters. It's called the Nike Air Zoom Viperfly and as of now will not be at the Olympics because its design does not meet the new World Athletics regulations. Nike is looking at ways to adjust the shoe so that it will comply with regulations, according to a person familiar with the discussion. The person spoke on condition of anonymity of the ongoing process since it's not public. Other companies are also pushing the boundaries of shoe technology. Saucony has a carbon-plated shoe called the Endorphin Pro, which m arathoner Jared Ward wrote in a blog felt like the shoes were “pushing me forward into more of a half-marathon cadence.” Translation: It’s fast. Joyciline Jepkosgei won the women’s marathon in New York wearing an Adidas Adizero Pro prototype, which the company said in a statement conforms with the new rules. Adidas did not release details about the shoe's technical design. Hoka One One recently came out with the Carbon X, which was described as a cushioned, carbon-plated “speed machine” for a "propulsive, responsive ride.” “We’re all fans of the sport,” said Colin Ingram, director of product for Hoka One One. “We’re all for (technology advances) as long as we're able to do it within our own DNA when we decide to jump into the foray.” For the moment, though, Nike appears to hold a sizable lead over any rival. "I suspect they're three years behind, minimum, and so it'll take a long time before race results have any real integrity in a competitive sense," sports scientist Ross Tucker wrote in an email. “It turned athletes from 2:06 to 2:04. It decided results. It changed the relationship between physiological input and performance outputs.” Burns said a new era of advanced shoe technology could potentially disrupt the prevailing sponsorship model in running, in which shoe companies generally serve as the main sponsors of athletes. Burns said more athletes may look beyond shoe companies if a contract forces them to wear a shoe that puts them at a competitive disadvantage. "If you have guys bringing knives to a gunfight, it's not a good look for the knife sponsors," Burns said. American distance runner Roberta Groner doesn't have a shoe deal and trains in a variety of brands, including a version of the Vaporfly. She could be wearing that model at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta later this month. "I don't get into the science," Groner said. “I just go with how I feel.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2020Related News